15 Parent Reviews for St. Joseph Elementary School
I would like to share about the horrible experience w the principal Mrs Alvarez. We have recently moved to Long because of my job and tried to enroll our son at the school (5th grade). He's A and B+ student and we'll manner boy, and it has been over 2 weeks where Mrs Alvarez has promised to call back
... Read more and no return calss. They had no problem taking the application money quickly. We've chose another school and we're embraced w warm welcome. St Joseph is just not the school for us and this principal is just unprofessional. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/09/14
I am writing this hoping it will help those who are at a point of making the very important decision for their kids, seeking an excellent education hand in hand with a Catholic or Christian faith, a safe environment with people who really want to help your kids. I wish there were more reviews from parents
... Read more to make it a bit easier choosing this school over the others in the area, however, I can testify to the fact that it should be at the top of your list if you are seeking a rigorous academics, strong community (amazing people there) feeling and an always welcoming environment. We have 2 kids at this school, and it has been a blessing that we have chosen it because it has made our kids over all better human beings first of all, and has given them the opportunity to excel and flourish. We have also found the staff approachable, including the Principal. It is not an easy task for parents, however. Parents need to and are expected to commit to meet the school's demand for academics excellence, fundraising events and other events. Parking is safe, and there is plenty of green space. Get in early, as hardly anyone leaves the school before completing 8th grade. -Submitted by a parent Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/12/14
St. Joseph Catholic School is a school focused on academics. I am impressed with the rigorous curriculum. The teachers are knowledgeable and methodical. Any questions that I have asked have been satisfactorily answered. The principal and the office staff are very professional. My child is very happy
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Posted by a parent on 07/25/13
Truly an excellent school with great academics, a strong supportive community, a safe environment, and a staff fully committed to the students as well as the school's Catholic Christian mission of educating the whole person. Highlights of my days are dropping my child off each morning and picking my
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Posted by a parent on 01/25/12
I have a child at St. Joseph's currently. The teacher is excellent with supplying fun and challenging academics. He is learning far beyond what he would be in a public school. One problem I have discovered though is the principle and teacher are unsupportive if a child has any behavioral issues. It seems
... Read more they are determined to be outstanding in academics, but leave students behind when there is anything getting in the way of their reputation to be number one. This school is competitive, and rigid in dealing with students who may deviate from the norm in any way. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/18/11
I am new to this school and very happy with the school. The academics are very challenging and the parental involvement is overwhelming. The school is more of a community and provides numerous activities for the children and parents to interact in social settings as well as school functions.
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Posted by a parent on 01/11/11
St. Joseph is a great school if your child is an above average student. If they struggle at all, it is probably not the right environment. Many of the teachers are excellent; many of the families are very committed to the parish community. It is a very safe environment. Inherently competitive, but that's
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Posted by a other on 10/16/09
This school has an excellent academic program and wonderful parental involvement. It is as much a community as it is a school.
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Posted by a parent on 11/22/08
I have a second grader and a kindergartener. The academics are exemplary. Both of my children are reading far above their levels. The math they are being taught is relevant and fun! The music, art and sports programs are great. The parental involvement makes the school community what it is - Fantastic!
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Posted by a parent on 05/01/07
Academics, sports, and parent involvement are the highest I have ever seen. My kids have been to 4 different elementry schools and by far St. Joeseps is the best, and my kids agree!
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Long Beach schools — St. Joseph Elementary School is located at 6200 E Willow St, Long Beach CA 90815. 6200 E Willow St is in the 90815 ZIP code in Long Beach, CA St. Joseph Elementary School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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